Inquiry

Nova Scotia Not Ready for Fracking, Inquiry Finds

Fear of fracking prevailed Thursday in Atlantic Canada, where a provincial inquiry declared Nova Scotia is not prepared to allow the industry practice safely — and will not be ready any time soon.

September 2, 2014

FERC Seeks More Data on Jurisdictional Gas Sales

Many of the responders to an initial notice of inquiry (NOI) on whether to require quarterly reporting of FERC-jurisdictional next-day and next-month transactions contend that the quarterly reporting requirement would not improve natural gas market transparency.

July 22, 2013

FERC Urged Not to Move Forward on Price Reporting NOI

A coalition of eight oil and natural gas associations has urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission not to move forward with its notice of inquiry (NOI) requiring industry members to report individual transactional data including prices.

February 19, 2013

FERC Urged to Reconsider Price Reporting NOI

A coalition of eight oil and natural gas associations has urged FERC not to move forward with a notice of inquiry (NOI) requiring industry members to report individual transactional data including prices.

February 18, 2013

PG&E Won’t Rebuild Failed Pipeline in Same Area

In response to the mayor of San Bruno’s inquiry, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) committed last Friday to reroute the repaired 30-inch diameter transmission pipeline that failed Sept. 9 in a suburban San Bruno, CA, neighborhood killing eight people. The repaired pipeline will be moved away from the devastated area where 37 homes were destroyed and many others damaged.

October 26, 2010

FERC Backpedals on Section 311 Restrictions, Issues NOI

Seeking to sort out capacity assignment rules for intrastates and Hinshaw pipelines, FERC Thursday issued a notice of inquiry (NOI) asking for public comment on whether and how holders of firm interstate capacity on some intrastate pipelines can allow others to use their capacity, including to what extent buy/sell transactions should be permitted (RM11-1).

October 25, 2010

FERC Backpedals on Section 311 Restrictions, Issues NOI

Seeking to sort out capacity assignment rules for intrastates and Hinshaw pipelines, FERC Thursday issued a notice of inquiry (NOI) asking for public comment on whether and how holders of firm interstate capacity on some intrastate pipelines can allow others to use their capacity, including to what extent buy/sell transactions should be permitted (RM11-1).

October 22, 2010

Lawmakers Hear Tale of ‘Greed and Fear’ With a Bit of Loathing

Regulators of energy commodities markets would do well to take a page from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations in which 18th century economist Adam Smith writes of “the invisible hand” as a beneficial consequence of free markets, a witness told a Senate subcommittee last Wednesday. “It’s been often quoted; it’s been seldom read,” said Robert McCullough of McCullough Research.

March 30, 2009

Lawmakers Hear Tale of ‘Greed and Fear’ Spiked with Loathing

Regulators of energy commodities markets would do well to take a page from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations in which 18th century economist Adam Smith writes of “the invisible hand” as a beneficial consequence of free markets, a witness told a Senate subcommittee Wednesday. “It’s been often quoted; it’s been seldom read,” said Robert McCullough of McCullough Research.

March 26, 2009

Transportation Notes

Without explaining further, Transwestern said it was lifting Tuesday a force majeure at the P-3 (Pampa) Compressor Station (see Daily GPI, Oct. 7). An inquiry on whether the station’s normal capacity had been restored was not answered.

October 8, 2008
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